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or lower defense spending but the fact is numbers are what they are. the economy is contracting. layoffs are at far too high a level. if you dig into today's report, in december the holiday period our spending in america went up only .2%. a deteriorating economy, bill. bill: that is paltry. the gdp number, help me understand because they explain the drop-off with cuts to defense spending, right? if that is the case, is it only federal spending that is keeping us going in any direction? >> hold on a second. there is always an excuse. over the past four years whenever the economy has turned sour there has been an excuse. the japanese tsunami. the egyptian arab spring, the europeans, trouble in japan, the republicans, the downgrade, hurricane sandy. drop-off in defense spending. there is always an excuse. the fact is, we have never achieved a robust expansion since the end of the recession. now this latest go round yesterday when the economy showed to be contracting it was blamed on lower defense spending. it was blamed on the hurricane sandy. but the fact is, we have not motivated, not inv
. this is the same chuck hagel who is president obama's nominee for defense secretary now and who john mccain spent the day today vilifying and attacking as manifestly unqualified for that job. back in the day john mccain not only was kind of best buddies with chuck hagel, but he specifically said that he thought chuck hagel would make an awesome defense secretary someday. >> as far as secretary of defense is concerned, there's a lot of people that could do that. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel. >> john mccain and chuck hagel were so close that in 2000, when john mccain realized that he was not going to get the presidential nomination, when john mccain decided he had to give up that bitterly fought nomination battle, the person his campaign put out to speak to the press the day he made his decision to withdraw was his dear friend, old chuck. >> two aides tell nbc news that the arizona senator will announce a suspension of his quest for the white house. back in arizona after his crushing defeat on super tuesday mccain called supporters to thank them. >> we're glad to be home. >> nebraska
shooting, self-defense. despite this congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magazines from 94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department proved it had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra ha is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection for all not just would of our school children is what is needed and swift punishment of criminals who misuse gun and fixing our mental health system. we love our families, we love our country, we believe in freedom, and we are the millions from all walks of life who take responsibility for our safety and protection as a god-given fundamental american right. thank you. >> thank you, now chief johnson let me begin with you, sir if i could. it's been my experience that many criminals are able to get guns illegally, becaus
statements and they rushed for his defense. >> he is young and unfortunate it came off the way it came off. i know he didn't mean it in his heart. >> whether he meant hit or not, it came from curious from a team from san francisco. at his news conference, head coach jim harbaugh apologized for the organization when he told reporters that it didn't reflect the way players feel. >> there wasn't malice in his heart. he is not that kind of person. he is not a ugly person. he is not a discriminating person. >> it's not the players and coaches that culliver must convince, it's the fans. >> i didn't want to offend anyone. that was an ugly comment. that is not what i feel in my heart. i hope i can learn and grow from this experience and situation. >> reporter: they had a meeting with the coach but neither would say what was said. the only true glimpse when get into his heart will come when the kickoff happens on sunday. >>> the gay community is paying close attention to his remarks. the executive director of san francisco lbgt center says it shines the spotlight on an ongoing problem.
publicly apologized for the statements and they rushed for his defense. >> he is young and unfortunate it came off the way it came off. i know he didn't mean it in his heart. >> whether he meant hit or not, it came from curious from a team from san francisco. at his news conference, head coach jim harbaugh apologized for the organization when he told reporters that it didn't reflect the way players feel. >> there wasn't malice in his heart. he is not that kind of person. he is not a ugly person. he is not a discriminating person. >> it's not the players and coaches that culliver must convince, it's the fans. >> i want to offend anyone. that was an ugly comment. that is not what i feel in my heart. i hope i can learn and grow from this experience and situation. >> reporter: they had a meeting with the coach but neither would say what was said. the only true glimpse when get into his heart will come when the kickoff happens on sunday. >>> the gay community is paying close attention to his remarks. the executive director of san francisco lbgt center says it shines the spotlight on an ongo
. team mates coming to his defense. do you really need that mammogram. people who tl you the best car or computer to buy are now telling you which are now telling you which canc >> it might look like the real thing but what you are seeing here is all fake. phoney the nfl merchandise rounded up around the country with buyer beware warning tonight for superbowl week. federal agents seized a record amount of counterfeit merchandise in called operation red zone. as allen explains husbands of thousands of dollars worth of fake nfl gear already rounded up here in the bay area. >> commercial with mean joe green and the little kill. >> former raider linebacker champion barns says the nfl has such a tight grip on the merchandise and property this classic commercial scene wouldn't have happened in real life. ♪ which is why he says there's very little tolerance for the sale of unlicensed counterfeit merchandise. superbowl is fueling that demand. >> here in san francisco we are seeing counter part from the other field offices. more of this than anywhere else. >>reporter: just this past w
years, evenly split between domestic and defense or nondefense and defense. would that be such a bad thing or should financial markets and others watching this program say, that's okay. we can take those cuts. >> it is not so much a bad thing, it is a stupid thing. what they sr mindless senseless akos the board guts in areas we don't have to focus on right now. what we need to focus on are the entitlement programs on the cut side. and besides, no business guy watching this show ever balances their budget by making across the board cuts. they go in and make cuts where you least adverse effect on productivity. that's what we are not doing. we are just doing stupid easy stuff. >> senator, on entitlements, what exactly do you want to see done? people -- mitt romney ran your party's nominee last year, ran saying we need to shift to a system where we pay per person. obama called it a voucher. are there other things we should do? >> i tell you, 18 years in the senate, we tried desperately to do something with healthcare. we had a good bipartisan group. we met once a week. and the reality is
hegel, president obama is nominee for defense secretary is facing gop critics who have challenged his pass comments on israel, he rhine and nuclear weapons. --iran the farmers to term senator from nebraska is the lone witness at a senate arms services committee hearing today that could be crucial in determining whether he will win senate confirmation to succeed defense secretary leon panetta. if confirmed hegel who is a decorated vietnam combat veteran will be the first enlisted man and first vietnam veteran to serve as defense secretary. >> e police in phoenix are looking for a 70 year-old man they say is armed and dangerous following an office complex shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded. our third douglas harman is a key as a walking into a law office and shooting three people. police say it was not a random shooting. cordite is a harmacourt documents say harm was supposed to attend a summit and a lawsuit he filed last april. >> will we are on the field we actually do o >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she migh
unequivocally why diplomacy and development are right up there with defense. we think about who we are as americans, it's because we are united and committed across our government to do what ever is required -- whatever is required to fulfill the missions we have assumed as public officials and public servants. so next week i would expect that all of you will be as focused and dedicated for secretary kerry as you have been for me and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. on a personal basis, let me wish all of you the very best, whether you've been here a week or 30 or even 40 years. [laughter] let me give you the very best wishes that i can because i'm proud to have been a part of you. i leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that was honored to serve and lead as part of a huge extended family. and i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you.
alice and center for policy studies. he previously served as senior research fellow for defense. the homeland security. he is well versed in the special area operations and cyber security areas as well as defense support to civil authority. he served for three decades as an army special forces officer in top pentagon official. in july 2001 he assumed the duties of military assistant to secretary rumsfeld and work daily with the secretary for the next five and a half years. upon retirement from the army continued at the pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of defense homeland defense and american security affairs. please join me in welcoming steve. [applause] >> let me add my welcome to all of you. i think we're going to have a real treat this morning. as john mentioned, i am a special forces officer by profession. so this area is near and dear to my heart. this is kind of what we do or did. it'll let me do it anymore. [laughter] i mentioned to max when he came in a little historical artifact in that when i was a cadet at west point i bought a book that had just been published.
. >>> controversial the comments. >>> plus -- going on right now, the confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel. the big problem he could face that would mean no blue angels at fleet week this year in san francisco. >>> cold out there. 30s and 40s for temperatures. it will be sunny and good to go. >>> it is 7:14. now to the big story this morning from the super bowl. ktvu was the openly station to bring you live at 6:30 this morning, 49er defensive back chris culliver apologizing for anti-gay comments he made on the radio. >> it's something that i have to address and something i'm apologetic for. that's not what i feel in my heart. >> he said he's sorry and talked to a gay relative to clarify his remarks. coming up, we'll hear the comments that landed him in trouble and more of his apology this morning. >>> meanwhile, 49er fans are starting to arrive in new orleans. some fancy they will spend close to $so,000 is -- some fans say they will spend close to $10,000 on this trip. >>> 7:15. well, facebook has determined most of america "likes" the 49ers in the super bowl. the men
one of the most powerful witnesses. one of its own. >> he wants to be the secretary of defense, but first he will have to be the secretary of defense. get ready for fireworks on the hill. >> certainly no love lost in d.c., but as america's hottest dating ritual ruining relationships? >> for instance, today we are solving the mystery of the lindburgh baby. >> can hillary derail the biden express? final stop 2016, nothing can derail the cycle. >> there three major issues circulating in washington today. we have it covered for you cycle style. they are the gun debate with testimony before the senate from gabby giffords and wayne la pierre and immigration reform from the bipartisan plan and the president's speech in las vegas and the hagel nomination for defense secretary. the battle lines are being drawn being drawn with guns. word now that another plan is brewing in the senate. a comprehensive bill by tom coburn and chuck schumer on the left. the same one who joined general and marco rubio on immigration. watch your back there. to kickoff the coverage, we bring in nbc's kelly o'd
. if he is to become the secretary of defense. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tells us hagel's confirmation hearing left doubters with plenty of questions. >> a day after bruising confirmation hearing, the former colleagues say the performance did not help his cause and did not win them over. >> i don't intend to vote for him in the committee or on the senate floor. there were so many inconsistencies yesterday, plained by well, i'd have to look at the whole context of what i said at the time. >> that brings the number of republican nos to 12 including richard burke, dan coates, john cornyn, cruz, inhof, kirk, rubio, pat roberts, viter and wicker. he incorrected stated that president obama's policy on the iran nuclear program. >> i just been handed a note that i, i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. if i said that, meant to say that i obviously, his position on containment we don't have a position on containment. >> we do have a position on containment that we do not favor containment. >> hagel appeared unfamiliar with the massive cut
for some democrats like judiciary committee chairman patrick leahy. >> americans have the right to self-defense to have guns in their homes to protect their families. no one can take away those rights or their guns. >> reporter: as the hearing was going on senators learned of a shooting in giffords' home state of arizona. one dead two wounded in phoenix, and illinois senator dick durbin told the story of another victim. 16-year-old hidayah who marched in the inauguration parade last week. >> just a couple of days after the happiest day of her life she's gone. >> reporter: one thing this hearing revealed is there are some areas of bipartisan agreement particularly around the idea of expanding background checks to apply to sales made at gun shows. vice president biden will be here on the hill in a couple of hours meeting with senate democrats and guns will probably be at the top of the agenda. charlie, norah, back to you. >> nancy cordes, thanks. >>> the pacific northwest is waking up to rain and snow but in the south, a massive storm has killed two people and the system is
the southeast to the east coast. president obama defense secretary nominee, former senator chuck hagel facing pretty tough questioning today before the arms forces senate. urging some senators not to write him off base in his earlier comments about iran and israel. the hostage standoff in a rural alabama town is ongoing this hour. negotiations are in contact with the suspect. he is a retired truck driver holding a five-year-old boy in an underground bunker. the man grabbed the boy off a school bus tuesday after shooting and killing the bus driver. those are your headlines. now back to lori. lori: thank you for that, greg. moving slightly lower. that said oil is up more than 6% over the last month. what is driving the trade to a? sandra smith from the pits of the cme. sandra: that is just it, the oil market tracking the stock market not just today moving lower, but it has been moving higher with this stock market for the duration of 2013. i don't just look at the date, they look at the week, the month, the year. this is despite the fact we have had weaker consumer confidence data, weak gdp, we
and conservative priority, whether it's budget or defense or what have you, depends on being in power and being able to execute that. that's why republicans are attacking this. you've had republicans on capitol hill that have wanted to do this for a long time. they've had a problem with the base. now, with democrats in the group, these are democrats that care very deeply about the issues as well. whether it's bob menendez from new jersey or senator durbin. and for democrats the challenge is, are they willing to give up a very useful political bludgeon with which to hit republicans in order to get a deal done? because once both parties -- if both parties embrace this, it's a political tool that in some cases, in many cases, is off the table for democrats. >> sure. it shows a compromise. that does help the future of the republican party. but while we talk about that, let's talk about the future of the democratic party. as americans we might have already seen it last night on "60 minutes." take a look. >> i have to ask you, what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. no, no. >
with the gdp number? the gdp number was caused by the government spending, specifically defense spending. >> which was deficit spending, printing press! >> steve, you're absolutely wrong there. >> what does it have to do with the printing presses? >> what i'm saying part of it, you can't blame it all on government spending. >> yes, i can, as a matter of fact. i can blame it on inventory from government spending. >> hold on. >> would you be willing to admit that the foundation of the economic recovery thus far has been housing and that the fed by its policies of late have at least somewhat helped the recovery in housing which has helped the overall economy which has helped the stock market go up. >> what recovery? we're at a negative gdp. >> it hasn't helped housing but it's about to. >> a recovery in housing. let's at least establish that. >> you're saying leading the economy is housing. housing is doing better, but the economy is -- we have a negative print on the numbers. >> that's the best strategy. don't look at the details. only look at the top line and take it at face value. that's
a dangerous wall of white. >>> on defense. the president's pick for defense secretary faces a blistering attack. will he get the job? >>> while you were out. a new crime spree in los angeles reveals the new way thieves are targeting your home when you're away. >>> and beyonce answers. by singing live at a press conference. ♪ o e'er the land of the free ♪ >> did her high notes and her words silence the critics? >>> good evening. we begin tonight with that dangerous goliath of a winter storm. you can see it visible from space in an image released today. this storm has prompted 750 reports of severe weather on the ground. and a lot of driversre
for defense secretary. >> what they really failed to do here, paul, not just have a response or press her on the big things and move her off the talking points on the questions that you just asked, but also that bigger question about putting and placing benghazi within the scope of a broader failure of foreign policy. and that's going to have to be what they're going to do if they're going to talk about chuck hagel. highlight the obama failure in this area and that chuck hagel is going to be a yes man for that strategy. if they're not able to do that in a hearing like this, they've been pressing for for months, it does not bowed wede for her-- >> and what about her state and benghazi now a negative concerns and arms control deal with russia, you were not enamored of, i recall. overall, what's her legacy? >> she's one of the most traveled secretary of state and diplomacy to her credit well. and sort of a famous figure who went to many countries. in terms of her influence on obama policy or much of any sort of achievements, it's impossible to me to point to anything and what's more remarkab
. >> they are members of the 820th base defense group from air assault, to ground combat, the group does it all. and that includes the women. their medics, their intelligence officers, their police officers. their current mission? >> to be a first in combat ready group. >> unlike the rest of the air force, we get to go outside the y. >> we have 137 individuals assi assign to our team, 99 of which are women. each and every one of the mission sets across the group are open to every individual that we have assigned here. regardless of gender, regardless of race. >> until this week, this opportunity was allowed only for the air force. but with secretary of defense leon panetta lifting the ban that kept women from serving in frontline combat positions, all the women will be there serving side-by-side with men. >> we have four different air force combat action medal recipients, three purple heart recipients and as well as four of our ladies have been entered the wounded warrior program. they all perform wonderfully across the board. >> it's amazing what you can do with the adrenalin is pumping, you t
. just remind us that government spending is not just spending. it's defense jobs. it is jobs firefighters, police, other things. it is real stuff in the real world. when you cut it there are real consequences. melissa: we have to squeeze in a break. i love you very much. i'm not letting u go home to your families. let you stay right where they are. we have more to talk with out power panel on the other side. could we follow in the footsteps of zimbabwe? it just announced they had $217 left in the bank. that is what is in their government coffers. literally. i'm not even kidding. you want to hear this. m.o. "money" straight ahead ♪ . email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today melissa: you think our economy is bad? listen to this. the african nation of zimbabwe announced after paying the latest round of government salaries they
it appears that they decided that defense is not enough. they have gone on the attack. hitting this done i have which we believe to have been between u.s. officials somewhere between 3 and 6 trucks about to cross the border from syria into lebanon. apparently carrying surface-to-air missiles. we do not have confirmation on what would be a second strike because the syrian state tv reported on this military facility in the damascus suburbs, just a few miles from the presidential palace. what would are dealing with here is the government israelis that rarely admits these kind of strikes and the government in the syrians that frequently lies about everything. confused picture tonight, shep. sounds like hezbollah. >> the israeli government does not believe that president ba harr assad is about to launch any kind of strike against israel. they are very fearful that hezbollah, the group that is centered in southern lebanon is close to assad might launch such strikes. that is why they have drawn a red line. it appears tonight that they believe that the syrians and hezbollah has crossed that red li
combat roles for years. but with the stroke of the pen just last week. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta made it official. women can serve alongside men on the front lines. some opponents say this could lead to problems with unit cohesion and combat readiness. >> my issue here is mixing the genders in infantry units, armor units and special forces units is not a positive. there are many distracters there which puts a burden on the small unit combat leaders, and actually creates an environment because of their living conditions that is not conducive to readiness. others claim women suffer more than men and that pregnancy is an issue. to senator john mccain it's really a question of equal standards for certain demanding jobs. >> i think women obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. i just want to emphasize though there shouldn't be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military many women say it's just a question of equal rights since serving in combat allows the soldiers to advance through the ranks
weapons vulnerable. russia called israel's attack unacceptable. >>> and defense secretary nominee chuck hagel sure to face tough questions during his first day of confirmation in the senate. he is not specifically pro-israel and wouldn't be tough enough on iran. >>> and a developing story in arizona. a man wanted for opening fire inside a phoenix office building, killing a ceo in the process, is on the run at this hour. police say 70-year-old arthur harmon shot the top executive of a call center agency that he was suing. two others were wounded. harmon fled in a white rental car. police say he is armed and dangerous. >>> and this morning, walmart has announced it will begin limiting sales of ammunition to three boxes per day per customer. new worries about gun control laws have led to a run on ammunition. and walmart says that it simply cannot keep up with the demand. >>> and there's new proof that americans are living on the edge when it comes to their finances. a study out this morning, some 44% do not have a safety net, meaning they don't have enough money saved up to cover living ex
the field. >> so maybe the best defense against this, forgive the pun, but is other players like pressuring players like culliver to maybe change their minds. >> absolutely. brendan ayanbadejo has been a tremendous advocate as chris clucl kluitt of the minnesota vikings. another player of the vikings came out in opposing gay marriage. if you have an issue and engage in it civilly that's one thing but if you defame a member of the group there has to be zero tolerance. the nfl should be embarrassed, horribly embarrassed by this. if it were jews or blacks or any other group, he would be fired from the team. that's what they need to do in terms of taking a strong stance. >> michael angelo, sirius xm radio radio and "huffington post" contributor thank you for joining us. >> thank you, carol. >>> baltimore fans are crazy! >>. ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh >> we're in drinking town with a football problem. ♪ oh, oh, uh-oh >> it's raven-sanity, a 4/7 condition.  >>> i know san francisco fans are crazy for the 49ers but there's something different about the fans in baltimore. when i say they love their r
. yesterday chuck hagel had a rough first day. he would like to be our next secretary of defense. his appearance was rambling. he was stapl pherg. "the new york daily news" this morning writes whatever president obama sees in chuck hagel, it was largely invisible as he faced his former colleagues. if you missed the testimony, we had it largely here on the channel yesterday. here he is tangling with john mccain over the troop surge in iraq which mr. hagel opposed. >> if you would like me to explain why -- >> i actually would like an answer. yes or no? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated that, as i've said. my answer is i'll defer that judgment to history. >> i think history has already made a judgment about the surge, sir, and you're on the wrong side of it. >> do i think it is right that israel was committing a, quote, sickening slaughter as you said on the floor of the senate? >> i would like to read all of it, what i said. first, i said many, many times, senator, every nation has a right to defend itself. >> do you think a sickening slaughter
to have to face defense secretary if he gets confirmed senator chuck hagel during those hearings is this question of sequestration, something that would be on the table, of course, these defense cuts. first he has got to get through the confirmation issue and, boy, was it a rough confirmation hearing. >> kel well, compare it how quickly they confirm john kerry, right? >> right. >> this is the other end of the spectrum. it was almost uncomfortable to watch it times getting hammered by a number of senators. >> pretty much every pundit that you heard from said pathetic, he seemed confused. he messed up some policies he wasn't even familiar with containment. and president obama's position on that. getting notes handed to him. but at the same time, we have got jay carney saying he is doing great. >> yeah. let's listen to him. >> today senator hagel answered the questions appropriately and did a fine job. we believe he will be confirmed. as i said before, he has, i think there has been increase in the number of senators who have come out in support of him. not a decrease. since the hea
to learn the hospital's defense. >> how many people does a hospital say you lost that day? >> one. >> since they weren't born, they weren't people. they did not qualify as a person. >> that's right. catholic health initiatives has argued that under colorado law, to be a person one must at some point have been born alive. a glaring contradiction to catholic church teachings which says begins as the conception. catholic officials said in a statement in this case as catholic organizations we are in union with the moral teachings of the church. that doesn't add up if this case. as a catholic organization, the hospital is supposed to follow the chunk's teachings laid out in the ethical and religious directives from the u.s. council of bishops. no abortions, no contraceptives, nos direct sterilization and it clearly states, cath hick health ministry witnesses to the sangity of life from the moment of conception until death. while the moral debate continues so does jeremy's legal battle. after he lost in the lower courts, the defense lawyers for the doctors and the hospital owned by catholic healt
in the breakup murder trial. just when you think things could not look worse for jodi arias and her defense team, they make another move that backfires. this time, calling the victim's ex-girlfriend to the stand. ryan owens has the details. >> reporter: jodi arias' is doing their best to put the victim, travis alexander, on trial. they called an ex-girlfriend of the 30-year-old businessman to show he was a liar and a cheater. >> he was cheating on me. >> do you know who he was cheating with? >> yes. >> who is that? >> jodi arias. >> reporter: pretending to be something he wasn't. >> after travis' death, were you shocked to learn that he was not a virgin? >> yes. >> reporter: arias admits she repeatedly stabbed and shot alexander, but claims it was self-defense. her attorneys are trying to convince the jury, he was a sexual deviant that abused her. when daidone was ask if she had seen a violent side? >> no. >> did you feel pressured to do anything? >> no. >> reporter: and her answer to another question, may have dealt a real blow to the defense. >> did you ever refer to jodi arias has a stalker o
's close to $4 trillion. and that money goes for things like national defense and social welfare programs. but it also stays right here. you see the federal government of washington, d.c. area employs 245,000 people. and the pay and compensation is very good. the average pay in compensation is about $120,000 a year. and those individuals get paid to do all sorts of things. in the parallel universe that is washington, d.c., even the fact that this is borrowed money that we're going into debt creates a job opportunity there is a federal agency called the bureau of the public debt is hiring people to help cope with the money that we are spending that we cannot afford to pay for. the problem goes beyond federal employees because you see, in addition to federalempls of government contractors and government contracting firms that spend time and spend a lot of money here in washington, d.c. in fact under president bush that reached some years up to $400 billion being spent to private contractors, indeed over the past decade we are talking about trillions of dollars going to private companies or
and the hagel nomination for defense secretary. the battle lines are being drawn being drawn with guns. word now that another plan is brewing in the senate. a comprehensive bill by tom coburn and chuck schumer on the left. the same one who joined general and marco rubio on immigration. watch your back there. to kickoff the coverage, we bring in nbc's kelly o'donnell with developments on guns. we heard a portion of gabby giffords's statement at the top of the show. i want to play the rest right now. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> kelly, obviously that was a gripping way to start the hearing. where do we go from there? >> it is rare you have something so emotionally and politically charged and have a witness like gabby gifford that is the panel can relate to so personally. that made today more compelling. key issues, democrats and many of them are supporting the idea of universal background checks to expand how
so far. president obama spec for defense secretary chuck hagel faced a torrent of questions and criticism over his foreign policy stance thursday during his senate confirmation hearing. he has seen opposition from within his own republican party for failing to adequately back the party line on israel and iran. hegel was attacked during the hearing for earlier comments that were perceived as critical of israel. this is south carolina senator lindsey graham. >> you said the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people. senator.itand israelis i cannot think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or congress and which you said. do you agree with me you should not have said something like that? >> yes, i've already said that. >> he also faced a grilling from longtime friend and senate colleague arizona senator john mccain over his views on iraq war. >> were you correct or incorrect when he said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or
back to north america because china is coming back. i disagree that the unions are on the defensive when it comes to government. they own government. >> one place it is growing is public sector. >> ebe mac touched on the reason why. government doesn't compete. they raise taxes. private sector where business is up to compete on the price of the product. unions make companies less competitive. >> what does it say about unions. they used to represent . people were proud to put the union label on the product. is that still true, steve? >> no, all you have to do is lookk at detroit and the legacy and companies that went in to right to work states and they paid competitive wages and did well in a normal economy and the unions outlived their usefulness. >> rick, do unions have a pr problem and have to say go back to basics and say we make better products. >> they do have pr problems but a healthy chunk of that is the effort to discredit them and it took root. >> hold on, emac. it is not hard to discredit richard trunka who? in my eyes was like a thug. look what he did in the united mines.
a pointed response for another niner who claims to be the greatest. and -- 49ers defensive back chris culliver. still back- tracking on his anti-gay remarks. our sports director gary radnich breaks down reaction from the team. but first -- happening at this moment. bay area cities scrambling to prevent rowdy post- game celebrations. just hours ago, kron4 learned which areas. san francisco police believe could be potential trouble spots. grant lodes is here now with more on that. grant? >> reporter: san francisco police are focusing their efforts in four locations. the mission district - where things really got out of hand after the giants title. also the south of market area. north beach. and the marina. >> pam: our coverage continues now. kron 4's justine waldman just got back from interviewing the san francisco police chief. justine -- how do they plan to keep everyone in line?very simple pam. the san francisco police department will put out *twice as many officers as it did when the giants won the world series. just to make sure the rowdy celebrations. like these. do not happen ag
with the people and heart and soul of the defense. all three have seen it all and one guy wants to make sure they get their just reward next sunday. >> talked about going to the atlanta game, don't let it slip away. we have guys put so much into this game, into this team, and we want to make it happen. that's a big motivator for a lot of the younger guys. >> mike: raiders head coach dennis allen coasting the north team in mobile, alabama. a good chance to check out the draft picks. stanford running back seth help the south win. >> warriors hit the road for a four-game swing in five nights. brutal. spending tonight in milwaukee. monte ellis, former warrior. harrison barnes, monster jam. the bench goes wild. that rookie is a player! seth curry, why is he not an all-star. third quarter, monte ellis gets the feed. he finishes. he had 20,ed a disbrandon jennings, nothing but nut. warriors lose their second game in two nights, 109-102. >> sharks can do no wrong, winning their fourth game and patrick marleau did something that hasn't been done >> mike: how about a little hockey. sharks and avalanch
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